Stevens INI receives private funding for much-needed bipolar disorder research
The Milken Institute and the Baszucki Brain Research Fund launched a dedicated grant program aimed at advancing therapeutic discovery for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is a chronically underfunded and understudied mental health condition that affects 2.3 million Americans, and nearly 45 million people worldwide. The Fund selected Stevens INI Associate Director Paul M. Thompson and postdoctoral fellow Christopher R. K. Ching’s promising work.
A meeting of the minds: neuroimaging across the lifespan with the Stevens INI
Just before the sweeping lockdowns due to the pandemic, the Stevens INI hosted the Pacific Rim New Horizons international conference. Uniting renowned experts, rising leaders, and early-stage investigators from around the world under the theme “neuroimaging across the lifespan.” As a result of the conference, the journal Brain Imaging and Behavior has published Special Issue: 2020 Pacific Rim New Horizons in Human Brain Imaging: Neuroimaging across the Lifespan, guest-edited by Neda Jahanshad, PhD.
Brain differences in young children with binge eating disorder discovered
Stuart Murray teamed up with Ryan Cabeen, Arthur W. Toga, and Kay Jann of the Stevens INI to analyze brain scans and other data from 71 children with diagnosed binge eating disorder and 74 children without binge eating disorder. The study suggests that binge eating disorder is wired in the brain, even from very early age.
Stevens INI researchers hit FDA clearance milestone for CT software
Danny JJ Wang and his team are addressing the growing concern that radiation involved in CT scans can be unnecessarily harmful to patients. CT scans can certainly save lives by catching abnormalities, but there is a strong desire for methods that can lower the risk of cancer with reduced use of radiation. FDA 510(k) clearance is a critical and necessary step when preparing a device for market in the U.S.